Stafford NJ cops plan to check unlocked car doors causes controversy

STAFFORD – The public is responding with strong emotions to a post on the township Police Department’s Facebook page, about a controversial plan in which its officers will enforce that high-end cars parked in their jurisdiction are secure overnight.

If the doors of a luxury vehicle are unlocked, the officer will knock on the car owner’s door — according to the post — which had attracted almost 400 comments and shared on social media at least 250 times as of late Tuesday night.

“For the next several weeks, Stafford Police will be checking high-end cars in the area during the evening and overnight hours,” the post read. “If a car is found to be unlocked or with a key fob inside, we will be knocking on citizens’ doors to notify them of their unsecured vehicle.”